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Autism Service Directory

Heltwate School

Peterborough City Council

Main information

Type of service: Day schools, Schools

Within the school we have 3 autism specific classrooms that are setup to cater for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Within the units we use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH) methods. The name of these units are Rainbow 1, 2 and 3 catering for up to 8 students in each across the age range 5-16 years. Other facilities provided by the school are an allotment and two minibuses plus a 7 seater car. Other extra curriculum activities offered by the school communication skills, Duke of Edinburgh Award, horticulture, independent living skills, life skills, organisational skills, personal social health education, school trips, vocational skills, work experience and an after school club.


Age: From age 5 to 19

Aimed at: Adolescent , Child

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Has autism-specific elements

Other specialisms: Learning disability


Level: NAS Autism Accreditation - Accredited

Year: 2020

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Peterborough City Council

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Adam Brewster - Headteacher

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01733 262878

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Heltwate, North Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8RL